HC Deb 15 July 1975 vol 895 cc406-7W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection how many civil servants are employed in her Department; what is the total cost of running the Department for the latest year for which figures are available; and if she will itemise the main constituent costs.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

302 civil servants were employed on 1st April 1975. This figure does not include the staffs of the Metrication Board, the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, the Office of Fair Trading and the Price Commission.

The estimates of staff salaries, etc., for 1975–76, published in the Supply Estimates 1975–76, total £1,597,600—net of appropriation in aid—made up as follows:

Salaries and Wages 1,414,000
Travelling and Subsistence 69,600
Other General Expenses 152,000
Less Appropriation in Aid 38,000

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